Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I have found that reserving the $5 gift card for my next gift card deal makes things a lot easier and cheaper--I always have a gift card to use in the transaction that gives me another one. That way I really do keep my out of pocket expense to a minimum. Just food for thought.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
- there is a $2 mail in rebate offer per game on the $3.99 games, and a $3 mail in rebate on a few of the $9.99 games (you just need to do one rebate entry for all of them)
- You can get a $10 gift card in addition to the rebates when you purchase $25 or more of Hasbro games.
The Thrify Mama posted a great scenerio for the games:
- Buy 4 $3.99 games
- Buy 1 $9.99 game (either Scrabble or Connect 4 since it appears these are the only 2 in this price range that have the rebate offer)
- Spend $25.95 OOP
- Get $10 gift card and submit for $11 of rebates
- Essentially only spend $4.95 for 5 games
Here is a list of the different games on sale, with the link here for information on the rebate (games must be purchased at Toys R Us for rebate):
$3.99: Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Memory, HiHo CherryO, Don't Break the Ice, Ants in the Pants
$7.99: Monopoly Jr., Boogle Jr., Scrabble Jr., Yahtzee, Monopoly Dial, Rubik’s Cube, Rubik’s 360, Rubik’s Magic
$9.99: Mouse Trap, Scrabble, Perfection, Connect 4, Boggle, Scrabble Up Words, Hullabaloo, Guess Who
Thursday, November 5, 2009
- today (11/5) is double points day, so if you have a bunch of dvds with codes never redeemed, then plug them all in today to get a whole slew of points.
- you can get an $8 off coupon for the new release of Monsters Inc. blue ray combo pack if you enter the UPC code in from your old DVD or VHS copy of this movie before 11/29/09. There should be a message about it in the message board when you first log in to your account.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
1. The District at Green Valley Ranch is having a "GhostWalk" on 10/31 from 5-8pm. This is what their website says about it: "Bring your little ghosts and goblins to The District for trick or treating fun at the 4th Anual GhostWalk on Main Street! We've got more than 500,000 pieces of candy! And new this year: Audi of Henderson presents "Trunk or Treat", with additional trick or treating from the trunks of several Audi cars parked along Main Street. We'll have a DJ playing fun music, and the kids will marvel at 'The Big Guy', a ghost towering 20 feet over Main Street! "
2. Metro's Trunk-or-Treat events on 10/31 from 5-7pm. There are 2 locations: Convention Center Area Command, located at 750 Sierra Vista near Swenson, and Southeast Area Command, located at 3675 E. Harmon Ave near Pearl. Children can trunk or treat to the different squad cars and interact with the different officers. There is also a costume contest for those 12 and under. This event is free.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I finally did a little shopping today. Smiths was having a great deal on their Nature Valley products and I had some great coupons. There are some great little tricks with Smiths shopping that I will post about later this week, but I just wanted to post a quick picture with my savings for this week.
I went to Smiths, CVS, and a quick stop at our local Walmart Neighborhood Market for some price matching while picking up a prescription. This is what I came away with today (plus another banana that got eaten before the picture was taken :)
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Some of the songs they will be performing are J. Adams' "Short Ride in a Fast Machine," Copland's jazz-inspired "Clarinet Concerto," and Schumann's "Symphony #3." It should be a great performance!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I tried it this morning and enjoyed trying this out. It was interesting to see just how long/far our current food storage would last. My only frustration with it is that most of the items they list for you to check off as having are their different canned food in their sizes. I had estimate some things that I have since some of my food is packaged in smaller quantities or weights. There was one section for grocery store canned food which helped, but not for other normal grocery-store-purchased items. With my estimations that I made, for our family of 3, it says that our food storage would last 69.6 days. Not quite where we need to be, but we are well on our way to our goal.
You can try it out for free and even earn a free $10 gift card for trying it out. Details can be found here.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Can submit for a $1.50 mail in rebate on the diapers
I was happy with that considering it was the last day of the sale and some of the things that I wanted were already sold out.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Albertsons had a great 3-day sale on strawberries last week, and I figured this might be the last sale on strawberries of the season, so I probably should make more homemade jam for the next few months (growing up on homemade has made me really picky about jam and I just don't like the store bought stuff).
If you think making homemade freezer jam is probably too complicated, well, it's not. You can totally do it. The key to freezer jam is to simply follow the directions and measurements to the T (although they aren't really complicated and don't have many steps). If you change the measurements then it won't set up.
All you need is a few pounds of strawberries (or whatever fruit you want to use), a pkg. of pectin, sugar, and maybe lemon juice. I am partial to the Certo (blue box) type of pectin, but lately I have been buying the Sure-Jell in the pink box. It makes a lower sugar version of freezer jam and still tastes great (one box usually requires about 2.5-3lbs of strawberries). The Certo doesn't have any stovetop steps while the low-sugar Sure-Jell does. If this is your first time trying, then I recommend the Certo pectin.
If you can't find strawberries for a descent price then check out the $0.99 Store. Ours here on Marks in Henderson frequently carries frozen bags of strawberries (usually 12 oz) for $0.99. You can just thaw those and use them since they are purely frozen strawberries--no syrup.
Mmmmm...there's nothing quite like homemade jam on a piece of homemade bread...I'll have to make some of that too soon.
2. Also, there is a pretty good deal at Walgreens this week (ends tomorrow) on Huggies diapers:
Buy 2 packs of Huggies diapers at $9 each, get a $4 RR.
Here's a scenario:
Buy 2 packs = $18
Use 2 $2/1 coupons found here
Use $1/1 Walgreens coupon found in the Children's Activity Book (will take $2 off total)
Pay $12 out of pocket and submit for the Caregiver's Marketplace Rebate (get $1.50 back total)
Pay $3.25 per jumbo pack after coupons, rebate, and RR earned.
3. There is a printable coupon here for a free Happy Baby Organic Product
Thanks Money Saving Mom
Thursday, October 15, 2009
1. To get in you the Halloween mood, head on over to the FunTown Frightfest located at either the Galleria Mall in Henderson (across the street) or at Boca Park Shopping Center in Summerlin. Tickets seem reasonably priced: $4 for adults, $2 for kids 12 and under, $12 for a family fun pack, and children with disabilities get in free (Summerlin rates are slightly different). Proceeds benefit the Peoples Autism Foundation
Here is a list of activities from their website:
"10 acres of spooky fun, food and frights!
Inflatable Bouncy Rides
Scary-As-Heck Adult Rides (I may have edited that a bit :)
Not-So-Scary FunTown Kids Park
Creature Feature Movies for Kids
Spirits & Boos Bar
Local Food Vendors
Raffles and Much More!
For more information and to print off a coupon good for $1 off any child admission go here.
2. If Halloween isn't your thing, then you may want to head over to the Black Mountain Recreation Center for their annual Holiday Craft Show. Admission is free and the show runs from 9am to 4pm. Tis the Season. Happy shopping.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
2. Go here, then scroll to the bottom of the page to where there are ads.
3. Keep refreshing your screen until the ad for the free Shutterfly book pops up, then click on it and follow their instructions
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
They are having some great sales this week that you can combine this offer with. Their sales/ad change on Wednesdays, but right now their toy section is having some great deals (30-40% off). (I was excited about this--I got a birthday present for my little girl plus a couple outfits for less than $10 after my coupon and a 15% off coupon I had).
Thursday, October 8, 2009
If football is not your thing, then you may want to head over to Lake Las Vegas instead. This weekend is the St. Rose Regatta Dragon Boat Festival, raising money for breast cancer. It is free to watch, although donations will be accepted. The festivities begin at 10am Saturday Oct 10 and go until 4pm. There will be entertainment running all day and venues set up where food and drinks can be purchased.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
For your convenience, you can go over to my coupons.com side bar and scroll through them until you come across the toys and then do a quick print.
Here are the different coupons they have. I was at Target today and priced a few of them that I could find. I've put these prices in paratheses next to the coupon value:
Save $10 on 1 DinoRoars Stompers toy
Save $5 on 1 DinoRoars Hatchlings toy
Save $10 on 1 Dance Cam toy
Save $5 on 1 Swing 'n Score Baseball toy
Save $5 on 1 Tumble 'n Twirl Top toy ($15.99)
Save $3 on 1 Lullaby Gloworm toy ($9.99)
Save $10 on 1 Musical Sit and Spin toy ($21.99)
Save $5 on 1 Busy Ball Popper toy ($19.99)
Save $5 on 1 Step Start Walk 'n Ride toy ($19.99)
Save $5 on 1 Activity Ball toy ($19.99)
Save $2 on 1 Mr. Potato Head or Mrs. Potato Head toy
Save $5 on 1 Mr. Potato Head Spud Buds toy
Save $5 on 1 Mr. Potato Head Silly Suitcase toy
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
$1.00/2 Campell's Tomato or Chicken Noodle Soup coupon -- use with in-ad coupon (2 for $1.00) at Walgreens this week to get these for free, or use them at Smiths through Tuesday (10/6) to also get them for free (there are also $0.40/4 coupons in the 10/4 SS or 9/13 SS--Direct TV issue to get some others for $0.40 each)
$0.75/1 Trident Layers Gum -- use this all month long at Walgreens with their monthly register rewards deal of buy 2 get $1 RR -- use 2 coupons and essentially make $0.50 after coupons and register rewards (You should be able to print this coupon a total of 5 times instead of the normal 2, so you can do this deal a few times, just make sure you only buy 2 per transaction because only 1 register reward will print up per transaction).
$0.50/2 Jell-O Gelatin -- use this with in-ad coupon (2 for $1.00) at Walgreens this week to get boxes of Jell-O for $0.25 each.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Here is my suggestion for a free date night for this weekend:
The City of Henderson is putting on their annual Shakespeare in the Park with performances of Taming of the Shrew. Admission and Parking are free, and this event is suitable for the entire family.
Location: Henderson Events Plaza: 200 Water Street
Dates: Friday and Saturday Oct 2-3
Grab some pillows and blankets and head on over this weekend.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Here are 2 potential scenarios for the P&G promotion (I did the 2nd--although the first makes everything potentially free, I wanted some of the Tide detergent)
(If you don't have the coupons from the vocal point mailer or the other for the tide stain release, there are $0.75/1 Tide stain release and $1/1 Bounce dryer bar coupons in the 8/30 PG insert (both expire 9/30) )
Spend $12.50 OOP, get $10 ECB (essentially spending only $2.50 for everything)
There is also a good Covergirl deal this week: Buy $15 of Covergirl products get $5ECB.
Other deals I liked this week:
Buy 1 Gillette Fusion, Embrace, or Spa Breeze Razor at $9.99, Get $5 ECBs
During my trip I did 3 transactions, made use of the $5/25 flu survey coupon as well as a $5/$20 coupon that CVS emailed me as a reward for joining their email list and came out with this:
WEEKLY REGISTER REWARDS DEALS
Buy 1 Oral-B Advantage 1-2-3 Toothbrush at $3, Get $3 Register Rewards
Free after Register Rewards
Buy 1 Dentek Tooth Picks at $2, Get $2 Register Rewards
Use $1/1 printable here
Free plus $1 in overage after coupon and Register Rewards
Buy 1 Herbal Essence Hair Care at $2.99, Get $2 Register Rewards
Use $1/1 coupon from the 9/13 RedPlum insert
Free after coupon and Register Rewards
Buy 3 Theraflu (8.3 oz.) Liquid at $4 each, Get $8 Register Rewards
Use $2/1 coupon from Walgreens Healthy Savings coupon booklet (will deduct $6)
Free plus $2 overage after coupons and Register Rewards (I haven't tried this deal, and in the ad it is buy 2 Theraflus get $4RR back, but the word on the street is that if you buy 3 you can get the $8RR and work this deal out).
Buy 1 Venus Embrace or Breeze Razor at $7.99, Get $4 Register Rewards
Use $2/1 coupon from 9/27 P&G or 8/16 RP insert
$1.99 for one after coupon and Register Rewards
MONTHLY REGISTER REWARDS DEALS (9/27-10/31 unless otherwise noted)
Buy 1 Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion (6.8 oz.) at $6.99, Get $6.99 Register Rewards
Use $1.50/1 coupon from the 8/2 RedPlum insert or $1.50/1 printable coupon (IE Link or FF Link)
Free plus $1.50 in overage after coupon and Register Rewards
Buy 1 Gillette Fusion MVP Manual or Power Razor System at $8.99, Get $6 Register Rewards (ends on 10/24)
Use $4/1 coupon from the 9/27 P&G insert
Free plus $1.01 in overage after coupon and Register Rewards
Buy 1 Halls Refresh Sugar-Free (20-count) at $1, Get $1 Register Rewards
Use $0.75/1 coupon from the 9/27 insert or $0.50/1 from October All You magazine
Free plus $0.75 overage after coupon and Register Rewards
Buy 1 Chapstick Fresh Effects at $2.99, Get $2.99 Register Rewards
Buy 1 Robitussin DM To Go (2-pack), Get $2.49 Register Rewards
Buy 1 Emergen-C Booster at $3.49, Get $3.49 Register Rewards
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
This is one that I did last month when they had one of these $10 off $20 purchase coupons and I had a 15% off coupon. I only spent $12.31 out of pocket, an 84% savings over the retail value of $78.92 and got something for each person in our family.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
- Buy 1 Murine Ear Wax Removal Kit for $6, get $6 RR making it free
- Buy 1 True North Nut Crisps or Clusters for $3, get $3RR (there is also a $1 printable coupon here making it a $1 money maker)
- Buy 1 Listerine Mouthwash (250 ml) for $2.99, get $2RR (there is also a $1 printable coupon here to make it free)
- Buy 2 Triaminic Allergy, Sinus or Cold Relief for 2 for $10, get $5RR---if you buy 2 of the Night Time Cold and Cough you actually will get 2 $5RR that print out. There is also a $2/1Triaminic coupon in the Walgreens $30 in Savings booklet (I found it at the front register) that will take $4 off when you buy 2 making this deal a $4 money maker
- Buy 2 Bandaid products ($2.50 each) or Neosporin products ($4 each) get $3RR. If you buy 1 neosporin and use the printable coupon here combined with the $2 Walgreens coupon from the Children's Activity Book that was available last month, and buy 1 bandaid product using the $0.50 coupon from the 8/2 Smart Source, you spend $3 and get $3RR making it free
There is also a deal that when you buy 3 participating products (select Ciracal, One a Day Multivitamin, Alka Seltzer, Aleve or Bayer products) get $5RR. Common Sense with Money reported that if you purchase 3 of the $0.99 One a Day Multivitamin drink mixes you also get the deal. Spend $2.97 out of pocket, and get $5RR making it a $2 money maker. I haven't tried that one yet, so I'm not sure if it works, but it's worth a shot.I made a quick stop at Walgreens yesterday and was very happy with the deals I got. (The candy was clearanced down and I used it to get my purchase prices for my transactions up enough to be able to utilize RR that I had). I invested $6RR that I had previously earned, did 5 transactions rolling over RR earned, spent $2.50 out of pocket ($1.75 of which was tax), and came away with $10RR essentially making $1.50 overall. Total retail value of items: $46.66; Total savings: 95%.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Get $1.00/3 cans printable coupon here (print twice)